The efficacy of a prophylactic knee brace to reduce knee injuries in football. A prospective, randomized study at West Point.

@article{Sitler1990TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of a prophylactic knee brace to reduce knee injuries in football. A prospective, randomized study at West Point.},
  author={Michael R. Sitler and J. Michael Ryan and W J Hopkinson and Jim Wheeler and J Santomier and Reinhard Kolb and Dana Polley},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={310-5}
}
The purpose of this prospective, randomized study was to determine the efficacy of a prophylactic knee brace to reduce the frequency and severity of acute knee injuries in football in an athletic environment in which the athletic shoe, playing surface, athlete-exposure, knee injury history, and brace assignment were either statistically or experimentally controlled. The participants in the study were 1396 cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, who experienced a… CONTINUE READING

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